Bitter taste: Volatile growing conditions and import competition have caused revenue declines

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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Olive Growing industry is highly fragmented. Outside of small hobby farms, the industry ranges from small olive producers without a strong brand that grow fruit for the bulk olive oil market, to large vertically-integrated companies that supply table olives for supermarkets, target export markets and engage in olive oil manufacturing. As a result, the scale of olive production varies significantly among operators. Prior to the past five years, the Olive Growing industry grew rapidly, with many boutique fruit growers planting olive trees to diversify their income. Olive growers have faced difficult trading conditions over the past five years due to drought and intense competition from cheap imports...

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What is the Olive Growing industry?

The Olive Growing industry displays a low level of concentration. The industry is highly fragmented, meaning no single player has a commanding market segment. Boundary Bend Limited, the industry's largest player, accounts for an estimated 25.0% of the industry. However, this is not enough to dominate the industry.

The industry is characterised by many small growers. These growers are typically boutique, operating on small properties with no more than a few hundred trees. Small growers usually supply low quantities of harvested olives to wholesalers, which then sell the collective quantity of olives to processors...

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Additional Insights for the Olive Growing Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Olive Growing Industry are

  • Appropriate climatic conditions
  • Long-term contracts with downstream buyers
  • Access to irrigation water
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from cooking oil and margarine manufacturing and Health consciousness in the Olive Growing industry impact industry performance..

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    Products & Brands

    Major products in this industry
    Olives for unrefined oil
    Olives for refined oil
    Table olives
    Olives for food processing
    Examples of brands in this Industry
    Cobram Estate
    Red Island

    Table of Contents

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from cooking oil and margarine manufacturing
  • Health consciousness
  • Level of annual rainfall
  • Demand from fruit and vegetable processing

  • Current Performance
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Table: Olive Growing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Olive Growing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Fruit and Vegetable Processing
  • Fruit and Vegetable Wholesaling

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Livestock and Other Agricultural Supplies Wholesaling
  • Shearing, Cropping and Agricultural Support Services
  • Water Supply

  • Products & Services
  • Olives for unrefined oil
  • Olives for refined oil
  • Table olives
  • Olives for food processing
  • Chart: Olive Growing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Wholesalers
  • Food processors
  • Other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Olive Growing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Olive Growing

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Olive Growing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Boundary Bend Limited
  • Table: Boundary Bend Limited - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Olive Growing Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Olive Growing Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
    Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
  • The highest quality oil that can be produced from olives. Extra-virgin olive oil attracts higher prices and margins for farmers.
  • Farmgate Prices
  • The price the farmer receives for their produce.
  • Wholesale Bypass
  • Where primary producers interact directly with processors or retailers, eliminating the need for wholesale services.
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    • Provides Market Size information to assist with planning and strategic decisions.
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    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
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    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
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